Help in my wild and beautiful garden using permaculture principals in Oberaula, Germany



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    At the end of last year I bought a big garden with a little cottage. I use it for living, but it is also my working space: A jewellery studio and an outdoor ceramics studio. Over the winter I did a lot of reconstruction work in the cottage and with spring time, work in the garden/ djungle started. It is a big garden with old fruit trees and an endless amount of flowers. I am growing vegetables, using permacultural principals. I am still getting to know the garden and the area and you would participate in this. There are plenty of projects and regarding your abilities and wishes, we would do one or the other. At the moment, there is no need for nothing, and the possibility for anything.
    There is electricity and a compost toilet, no tap water. In the summer you can take a bath in the nearby little river.
    You need to love nature and a wild adventure.
    For the many past years I have been traveling myself. The last 5 years I started working as a porcelain artist (making colourful pots and jewellery), travelling with my little campervan. I had built a jewellery working bench into my van, travelling and working at the same time. Always staying at places close to nature.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can share with workawayers anything that I know and do: see above, plus anything I know about plants, herbs, animals, cooking with wild plants and at the fire, strolling through the woods and fields, sitting in quietness, using their nose, eyes and ears... They can learn to learn.

  • Help


    Growing vegetables, building toilet house/ (earth) fridge/ outdoor kitchen & living room/ pond/ winter beds/ solar system/ wooden plateau for sleeping and dreaming, chopping wood, scything, harvesting fruits, conserving fruits and vegetables, cooking, reconstructing roof and more

  • Languages spoken

    Czech: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will sleep in your tent or open air. Or hopefully soon on the sleeping plateau, surrounded by elder berries. The garden is big, so you will have private space enough for yourself.
    There is electricity, a compost toilet, rain water for washing and water from canisters, that we have to fill regularly. There is no shower, but a nearby stream and possibilities to use the shower at a caravan place (500m by foot). Internet works quite well via mobile data.
    Food is vegetarian (but I don't mind meat) and hopefully soon my own harvest. It would be nice cooking together, at least once a day, I want to try different cooking methods with fire, stones, earth holes.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Theres plenty of nature - you can go hiking, cycling (cycle route just below the garden). And golfing. And some smaller, nice towns. It is a holiday region with wild parks, spas and alike, but I'm new to this area myself.
    There is public transport, but rather rare. Bring your bike, if you like!
    Though the garden is quite wild, the village is just opposite, so you cannot expect perfect silence, but therefore shopping possibilities and a hotel with sauna! :)
    I have no previous experiences, but used to be a "couch surfer" for many many years and "wwoofer" as well.

    I want to live my life independently, maybe even self-sustainable, free from conventions and (stupid) rules. Important for me is open communication and openness in general.
    During the working hours, we will work together, this is important for me, otherwise it's no fun. I also would like to cook and do some trips together. But I also need my own space and time for myself, so be ready to take care of yourself, I'm no fulltime entertainer!
    Also, very important: You need to love (wild) nature, staying outdoors day and night and having no (so-called) "comfort". For me, comfort means being surrounded by trees, animals, beautiful flowers and whatever wheather and having everything I need for living.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 688918883185